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Vigil held for woman shot, killed while riding in car on SR 436

Carola Luciano died in Orlando shooting; 2 others injured

ORLANDO, Fla. – Family and friends of Carola Luciano gathered Monday afternoon for a vigil to honor the 25-year-old more than a month after she was fatally shot and to push for help in finding her killer.

Luciano was shot and killed Dec. 13, 2019 while riding in a car at the intersection of Semoran Boulevard and Curry Ford Road in Orlando.

Flowers and pictures of Luciano remain at the spot where she lost her life. Two others were also injured in the shooting.

Orlando police believe the shooter was last seen in a white Dodge pickup truck, which was captured on surveillance video.

Janet Porras said Monday that finding her daughter’s killer will be a community effort.

"Everybody needs to keep their eyes open,” Porras said.

Porras spoke at the vigil alongside Luciano’s cousin, stepfather and close friends. Orlando commissioner Tony Ortiz, retired Florida Highway Patrol chief Joe Lopez and Rafael Zaldivar, whose 19-year-old son was murdered, also pushed the community for help.

“Please, please, please I beg of you: Come out, help us out solve this senseless crime,” Ortiz said.

Orlando police detective Michael Fields said tips have been submitted and are being investigated, but so far, the shooter has not been identified.

“We can’t solve this crime without the public’s help," Fields said.

Even as more time passes since the shooting, Lopez is confident that the culprit will be held accountable.

“We’re gonna catch you. We’re gonna find you. You’re not gonna get away with this,” Lopez said.


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